Friday, November 05, 2004

God is a MacGuffin
(see: metonymy)

From Majikthise:
A colossal waste of time.

What training that makes it possible for anthropologists to be both critical and respectful in dealing with the groups they study, whether New Jersey teenagers or tribesmen in the highlands of New Zealand? What do they expect from people?
What do liberals expect?
What do they assume about themselves?
How can Susan Haack be so intelligent, and yet so incapable of self reflection?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Could it be that she suffers from the same disease of which she speaks? Is science now more honest now that it is more blatant about its bias?

D. Ghirlandaio said...

People have a need to see certainty where there is none to be found.

Science has no bias, but people do.